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as america debates whether to strike syria washington use of the time to send reinforcements to the middle east including an ad kerry group. russia's foreign minister calls evidence that the syrian government used chemical weapons in convincing saying he has seen nothing that's actually resembles the fine . allen radiation levels at japan's stricken for a long time now so high they are enough to kill a pastime exposed to those who asked for. international news life from moscow this is see with me thanks for joining us the
u.s. military is sending even more forces to surround syria in anticipation of a first strike it would have from washington congress will reconvene in a week's time to debate whether to aaton damascus but brought the bomb has made it clear he may order an assault even without the assessment agreement of the american defense officials have confirmed that an aircraft carrier group is now on its way to the region the nuclear powered u.s.s. nimitz carrying dozens of aircraft is accompanied by a five similar will ships with tomahawk cruise missiles the try group is expected to team up with several ships already in position in the mediterranean off the syrian coast the combined fleet could pummel damascus from a safe distance dating massive damage to the country more if it has the reaction from the sewer and cops. tomorrow next week
next month series wondering if or when america's missiles will strike and what the aftermath will be but for many people here it doesn't pay to linger on what tomorrow will bring because the resolve ready award today. the how it went on the real money oh ya think we've been at war for two years with bombs falling in our hands just a few kilometers from here cruise missiles or a missile is the difference in the us i could get the shot every day every hour every minute we endure bombardment we have bombs and terror attacks shelling it's not very hard to face america after dealing with a job house for so long you know michelle will lead not his real name has a nice apartment in an upmarket area of damascus but a year ago he moved into the hotel his running for safety reasons after a family member was kidnapped by what he says were members of an al qaeda linked group we don't feel safe of course not because of the. of. the strike
we've got just at the last stop they are throwing these things against a sea of civilians and that's very bad and jeff had a looser is considered to be one of the most successful and aggressive opposition forces promoting fundamental islam and proclaiming the end of the assad regime they are believed to hold several districts around damascus where they engage in almost daily battles with government troops both the u.n. and the u.s. and others consider it a terrorist organization a treaty by saying that america should side because we are fighting terrorism america doesn't agree i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets but that's just another entry on the long list of daily concerns which already includes terror attacks nothing's kill and. yes those living in residential areas of damascus say several days ago they started
receiving letters like this one advising them to clear their basements in preparation. for now no one i spoke to who likely would fall of the syrians may vote with their feet when the bombs start to fall but now it's good plenty of other things to worry about. reported from damascus in syria. the british government has admitted issuing licenses that would have allowed the save to syria of chemicals that could be used to make nerve gas london gave the permission last january when syria was already ravaged by civil war on. the scales business secretary vince cable certainly going to be facing some tough questions over these revelations that the british government who granted export licenses to open yet as yet unnamed british company now this first for a substance has to be sent to syria and it was the two so-called killed use
substances and that was potassium fluoride and sodium fluoride and both these agents can be used as precursor chemicals in the manufacture of nerve gas or those export licenses granted by the department. skills it's reported in january the seventeenth and eighteenth and that license valid for six months in two thousand and twelve as you mentioned when the syrian civil war in syria was already raging and so huge concerns over the fact that those export licenses were ever granted in the first place and some big questions remaining of the department has come back and said that it has had assessed over whether there was a risk that that could be used for internal repression they said that they felt the export license was correctly granted and also data accepted it assurances from the exporting company that these chemicals could be used for the manufacture of window
frames in industrial processes that as we said these chemicals can also be used as precursor chemicals in the creation of the types of nerve agents that we've seen the british government accusing the syrian government of having used on its own people that he's concerned anyway again about the suspected chemical weapons stockpiles in the country i think we've got a map of some of the suspected sites there of course huge concern about what the syrian government could potentially be doing with those chemical weapons but of course also that some of those sites where it's thought there are chemical weapons stockpiles could fall into the wrong hands as the situation gets ever more complex on the ground in that country but it's thought here today there are going to be questions tabled in parliament to really runs through and scrutinize exactly how these licenses for chemical weapons for chemical agents that could be used in the types of weapons that the syrian government is being accused of using on their own
people who granted for a british company to send to syria. the white house is chasing grows by building a case for war in syria based on inconclusive evidence that's according to russian foreign minister sergei lavrov who reiterated the kremlin stance against intervention without backing off he's shown thomas has more for us this is the first statement from the russian leadership after obama's speech on saturday and at first he made some broad sweeping statements about western policy in the middle east saying that it's inconsistent and that there are double standards but speaking on the idea of the united states having evidence that it was the assad regime used chemical weapons in syria he said that that evidence is not concrete it does not give specifics it does not give locations it does not talk about specific people or places therefore russia is skeptical let's listen to what he had to say about that because we believe we've seen these papers there is no evidence it's just
accusations if you have really any super secret data well you need to remove the secrecy because we're talking about war and peace. now one thing lavrov didn't talk about was the situation in the aleppo syria back in march where the russian government believes they have evidence that it was the syrian rebels the opposition that actually used chemical weapons that they pointed to the fact that the ordinance used to deliver the gas were not manufactured by mass and also that the gas itself was not industrially produced therefore pointing to the fact that it was the opposition that used chemicals at that time they wanted to have an investigation they were willing to cooperate they were ready to move forward and said that it was the western partners on the u.n. security council that delayed they didn't seem interested in having an investigation at that time perhaps because it was the rebels that were in question
here so today take a lover of reiterating russia's stance and strongly against the idea of western intervention and as shown just mentioned the u.s. is building a case for war on its own planes and intelligence washington has also pointed out that so footage posted online allegedly showing victims of that even unconfirmed accounts by reported eyewitnesses being used as solid evidence by america while the latest claims from the state department revolve around alleged some pills on the wall so which they say fund the use of chemical weapons but most of america's allies and buying the arguments with only france agreeing to weigh in with force to support a u.s. attack while the u. one says he's the only one who can determine whether chemical weapons were actually used. the united nations mission is uniquely capable of establishing impartial and credible manner the facts of any use of chemical weapons based directly on
evidence collected from the ground ok and if the u.s. share any of this evidence that is described with the u.n. well as we've said repeatedly said member states are encouraged to share information information they may have with regard to alleged incidents the u.s. has been accused about a lurking some fires that undermine it see on how the region should be dealt away it's all seasons to say trick and looks now at claims what washington already lets inconsistency get in the way. the use of chemical weapons on august twenty first killing hundreds of people with an ongoing you one investigation is now the anchor to weigh a more direct involvement and the option of a military escapade but this is far from the first time chemical weapons have come up in the conflict although incidents which are apparently less convenient for the us to pay attention to one example in may this year a top u.n. investigator said a chemical attack with the use of sarin gas had taken place in march with
indications that it was done by the opposition forces. are investigated has been in syria and in neighboring countries interview victims doctors and few tosca toes and in the latest reports we got last week i saw that although there is still no incontrovertibly prove there are very strong suspicions judging by the kind of medical help the victims received the gas has been used by the opposition rebels and not the country's authorities but it's not surprising because militants and people from outside have already infiltrated the opposition from ignoring the reports of un investigators that would rather kept quiet to turning a blind eye to the fate of kurds the largest ethnic minority in syria at the hands of the opposition leading to the displacement of tens of thousands of people. people of villages for the vicious assault there chased out of their homes they become victims of massacres and ethnic cleansing everything connected to the kurds
is being destroyed to episodes of finding sarin gas in the homes of syrian militants reportedly to be used for bombs in may this year when russia and turkey called for an investigation but the west did not questionable and uncomfortable factors have been downplayed by the u.s. time after time of possible end to the syrian crisis is as far away as ever but misinformation and selective reasoning seem to be alive and well and so i said sure going to r.t. moscow. the arab league is split over the syrian issue or saudi arabia and qatar calling for decisive action which they say would prevent a bloody should continue in iraq however which has suffered an intervention from the us forces is strongly against the iraqi prime minister urged washington not to resort to military action again lebanon tunisia and old syria also spoke out against foreign intervention the leaders of britain and france supported rock obama although the british parliament voted to stop its forces from being directly involved and now attention is on the u.s.
congress which is expected to respond to president obama's request for support and next week on these vital issues in the. coming out on r c a thousand days is staring at walls down to fate a wiki leaks added to our son who's still stranded inside ecuador's embassy in london with little hope of leaving following a lengthy spell of house arrest more analysis on that. the radiation level at japan's fukushima nuclear plant is eighteen times higher than previously reported scans show that in some areas it could kill a person exploded exposed to it in just four hours independent nuclear consultant sean bernie believes that the situation in the plant crippled by a twenty seven earthquake and tsunami is only going to deteriorate. to himself it's the chair will be a new one as it's the chair again with
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has been a top destination for tourists from around the world for centuries but the way guests in paris are being welcomed and treated funny becomes a cause for concern for the citizen foresees i tell you why in a few minutes. going on and on the obama administration's continued insistence that the syrian regime must be punished for alleged use of chemical weapons has convinced few of washington's traditional allies the americans have said they will strike syria on their own if they have to what does this say about america's standing in the middle east in the future of international law. there's a media leave us so we leave the media. by the same motions to cure. the party there's an. issue is that no one is asking with the guess that you deserve answers from. politics. are today.
choose your language. make it would only for the better. to consider. the stories but if you. choose to accept. this is coming to life for most go welcome bonk some fifteen million germans watched attempted to be juror between chancellor angela merkel and her main rival by this mccain to appear on top of issues like the you are toxic policy and you are spying for wrongs but there were no real clashes between two candidates fully aware
that they may be forced into a coalition together after this month's journal was out one of our reports. now this one and only televised debates between the main front runners in the german elections could potentially have a huge impact on who wins and who can try and pick up the few votes now currently as it stands at the moment called into the the latest polls that came out on friday angler merkel was quite far in the lead with forty one percent the s.p. deepish x. party behind them with twenty six percent however personal feeling amongst the german voters could see could be huge in this war the reasons for that is that the the two parties are quite similar and do agree on a lot of issues has accused merkel in the past of hiding the true cost of bailing out greece from the from the german people germany has put in the lion's share of the money to try and help the the financially struggling the fiscally struggling
mediterranean nation after this election whoever is chancellor whether it's merkel or whether it's time to is going to have to deal with what seems like it would be almost inevitable the bailout for the mediterranean country now one of the other major issues that in this election in this election is the n.s.a. spying scandal and just what's being done about it and what was done at the time now one of the main questions being pointed at angola merkel is just how much did she know about it and how much did she allowed the n.s.a. the united states to spy on german citizens so greece and the n.s.a. emerging as the the two things that the two main candidates can go head to head on however what we are going to see though is them slam each other too much personally it's very likely on the to after the twenty second when the vote is here in germany these two might have to sit down and talk and i in out in bash out
a coalition that could lead germany in the coming years. inches away from a rock n roll death they passengers on this skyline time the want kinesis cape town hall and this giant boulder threatens to crush them had to see the full version of this amazing footage. laying in the rain the world's top military bonds turned out in bad finest for hassles and had he done for the doubling military time to a red square that lasts until september dates and you can enjoy the video on our website in motion page. monday marks one thousand days of confinement for we can be exact so june and some of it under house arrest but since june twenty eighth eleven twenty twelve to say the whistleblower has been holed up in london's ecuadorian embassy attempting to avoid extradition to sweden where he's wanted on sex crime allegations are so much fear it is true his step out of the
embassy he will be arrested and ultimately handed over to the u.s. to face life imprisonment we can explore express and kristinn hrafnsson told. it is quite obvious if you read through the transcript of the trial against chelsea manning and see what kind of arguments were raised there and how often we can use was not mentioned in the trial. that is so very strong possibility that the next target is to innocence and it might already be an indictment against him and all those in our organization we see as well the escalating war against is those who commit the act of journalism and this is escalating from month to month the argument is this that bradley manning was the first whistle blower and he was history who has been. prosecuted and found guilty on the basis of espionage.
journalists will come next it could possibly be wiki leaks and all the media organizations it's a real possibility i mean all bolted on investigation in the us two weeks at least which has been no go on for three years and probably cost. quite a sum of money because it has been substantiated as one of the biggest criminal investigation in la times in the u.s. so it is a very worrying situation. and let's not check our walled up days and we'll begin with sales of violence in mexico plus there were clashes erupted between police and protesters demonstrating against proposed education and energy reforms they're trying to disrupt a parliament session near the congress building in mexico city students threw stones and petrol bombs at security and police responded with tear gas teachers have been out on the streets for two weeks now against a mandatory evaluations of their performance while others accuse the government of
trying to sell out the nation's energy assets. rowhouse in romania continued into the night on sunday after thousands rallied over the opening of a new mine in trends in a near people were angered by a page that a canadian mining company could use to extract gold demonstrators and damage the government from backing the bonds saying the technique would harm the environment the. agent dispersing toppled president mohamed morsi and fourteen other members of the muslim brotherhood on trial for inciting murder and violence the chargers referred to the killing of at least seven people in cairo last december the country's on the bottom government has also been you ruling us i'm going to refute the islamist amendments to the constitution of egypt suffered and rest for nearly two months with regular street battles between police and morsi supporters. have been militants have attacks an american base in eastern afghanistan by setting
nato supply trucks on fire three insurgents were killed in the three and a half hour gun battle that followed with no casualties reported from the uighurs or afghan security forces violence is on the rise as the taliban tries to assert itself ahead of a planned twenty eight fourteen was told by the airlines. being the walls told destination for tourists is a goldmine for the power a city budget but the notoriously grumbly grumpy service in the french capital could finally be turning people off on his dad saucier reports now on how visitors are losing affection for the city of love. coming up are you. smiling faces the belie a troubled economy with the number of job seekers rising to three point one eight million in july from the twenty seventh month in a row in a budget deficit the government can barely rein in france has been walking on
eggshells since europe's economic crisis hit but there is a small respite visiting the street painters of momart in paris is the last for any tourist in the city francis clenches title of world's top destination it's one in twelve with eighty three million visitors and thirty three million in paris alone but the numbers may not be enough as the reality is not always up to par with the dream. of a city like known as much for its beauty as its unfriendliness at the extreme end of it a few years ago dozens of japanese tourists were reported to have been struck with the so-called paris syndrome they were so madly affected by rude encounters that they had to be repatriated back to japan in the state of shock. barry says beautiful it's wonderful but the reasons are again and they have to change this because there are line revenue from to emerge from other people that they're rude but i haven't had any reading counters myself i'm shocked at the behavior of some people who are supposed to be tourism professionals i won't get into details but
really i'm shocked at the attitude we've given me. with tourism making up more than seven percent of the french gross domestic product tourist officials in the country's capital decided to attempt the naysayers claim is impossible giving those who work in the service industry to be more pleasant. and. a good team was launched this summer in paris called do you speak truest guide for. drivers and shopkeepers on how to behave towards their city's guests giving them country by country advice on what is expected from them. it is important for everyone involved in parents' economy to treat tourists better regardless of their nationality in order to make them want to come back and to spend more for us and that's precisely where france legs behind the competition despite being the number one destination the un world tourism organization found out that visitors to the
u.s. spend twice as much as those who travel to france and that's despite fewer people making the journey to the states that the loss of revenue is proving twice as costly as europe continues to struggle with a debt crisis that seriously endangering the french economy this paris taxi driver insists though that while the dream you speak truest is a good idea creating a positive experience is not a one way street. first of all for us taxi drivers that are passengers who are very excuse me for saying so annoying. something they may simply have to accept in the smile if they want to hold on to one of its economic basis. but it's important to remember good manners cos nothing but as friends is learning bad manners may be very pricey indeed. desser sylvia paris.
and coming up in constant one discussion on our top story on the crisis in syria was peaceful. many gay bars are starting to refuse to sell russian vodka as a means of protesting the homosexual propaganda laws in russia as i've said before boycotts are a great way to put pressure on people but are they putting pressure on the right people not only is it racist to assume that hurting the vodka flow will deal a massive blow to the russian economy but it is also racist to think that any vodka with a russian sounding name is itself russian and many videos angry gay bartenders were pouring stolichnaya vodka which should be pronounced by the way onto the ground in a fury but if those bartenders would take a closer look at the labels they would see that exported stoli is produced and
bowed in let via by the s.p.i. group not in russia also according to the group beverage alcohol report the most popular vodka in america with a russian sounding name is smirnoff which is british owned and produced and bottled in various countries around the globe including the usa itself we do support the american worker people off the panic over the hip and trendy scandal of the month but everyone seems to be ignoring the fact that homosexuality itself is legal in russia and is punishable in many other countries including a death sentence in some of them and yet russia gets all the attention if. people really wanted to effectively boycott any country with any laws even hinting against homosexuality they would have to hit them where it hurts and stop getting natural resources imported from countries like russia saudi arabia venezuela and iran and so on and so on that is a vastly more difficult proposition than pouring american made vodka on.